Pancreatic cancer is a malignant tumor that develops in the pancreatic parenchyma. It is often referred to adenocarcinoma, the most aggressive of tumors that can appear in the pancreas.
In the pancreas several types of malignancies may occur. Today we know that there are different genetic types of adenocarnoma pancreas which can have different behaviors and a better or worse response to treatment.
Causes and symptoms of pancreatic cancer
associated nutritional causes may exist, and the consumption of snuff and alcohol. There are risk diets abundant fat which in turn cause obesity, and this is undoubtedly a risk factor for the development of pancreatic cancer.
The problem is that pancreatic tumors often give nonspecific early symptoms. In the case of pancreatic tumors, a yellow coloring of skin and mucous membranes that is an alarm signal for the patient and family appears.
Treatment of pancreatic cancer
The surgery is the only treatment that can get healing. Other treatments such as radiation or chemotherapy used for tumor and operability as complementary treatment to surgery. New treatments such as electroporation with Nanoknife are promising, but still there is no evidence in its results.
In the case of no treatment, the tumor will present a progressive evolution with invasion of surrounding tissues and distant metastasis production, with the ultimate death of the patient.